Two off-duty New York City police officer, one who was a bridegroom celebrating his bridal daytime, were killed Sunday night after their vehicle disintegrated into a tree in upstate New York, police said.
John M. Martinez, 39, and Michael Colangelo, 31, were pronounced dead at the site of the accident in Shandaken, about 72 miles southwest of Albany. Colangelo, a K9 officer, got married to his wife Katherine and hosted their receipt at Full Moon Resort , not far from the clang website, a state police spokesman told Fox News. Martinez was an officer at the 84 th Precinct in Brooklyn.
Martinez was driving the 2018 Maserati just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday when private vehicles “left the roadway and struck a large tree, ” New York state police told in a news release. The vehicle overturned and culminated up on its roof.
A third fare, who was not the bride but their own families acquaintance of the bridegroom, was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The trio were leaving the reception when the crash occurred. Police said they have not liberated the sources of the crash.
Both men were from Long Island.
Colangelo and his wife were planning a honeymoon in Costa Rica before his tragic demise Sunday, according to the Honeyfund page. They had asked guests to lend money to their honeymoon.
“We know it’s not traditional but it would be a lot of recreation, to have some pieces on our marriage index that will help us catch some sun! So if you’d like to give a gift to send us on our way, a donation to our honeymoon would really obligate our epoch! ” the couple wrote on their page.
They added, “Then while we’re loosening on the beach, or by the puddle so blue-blooded, we’ll sit back and know that it is truly thanks to you !! ”